13mm Ancient Coin with Goddess of Victory


In Republican Rome the responsibility of minting coins was an annual office, shared by three men; it was usually held at the beginning of one’s career. Candidates for the position normally had to be at least twenty-seven years of age, and had usually already served in the military. They often placed their own names on their coins, although anonymous issues did occur. In the early Republican Period signs and letters were used to identify the moneyer. Symbols, monograms and fully written names were often used alongside eachother. The types of images used on Roman Republican Coinage varied. Some were standard and sterotyped, particularly in the early Republican period, often often displaying jupiter in a quadriga or the Dioscuri. Other types alluded to the history of Rome and to the history of the moneyer’s own family. From 80 BC. onwards men from more prominent families begin to hold the office of moneyer. Many of the monetales took the opportunity to place on their coins designs that represented the achievements of their family and ancestors. This is the traditional interpretation of many of the designs on Republican coinage. Recently it has been suggested that these representations should be seen in the context of a wider Roman cultural practice of honoring one’s ancestors.

Obv: Head of Liber right, crowned with an ivy wreath, M•CATO behind
Rev: Victory seated right, holding palm and patera. VICTRIX in ex. Syd 597c, Cr343/2b.

  • Set in 18k yellow gold, hand made in Bali
  • 18inch, 18k yellow Italian made diamond cut cable chain
  • 13mm, 2 gram authenticated coin
  • From Ancient Greece
  • 89 BC
  • Certificate of authenticity & appraisal provided

While in some instances these items can be special ordered, they will vary in patina, size, texture, and rarity. Each coin in our collection is one of a kind.